<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Weird News]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/weird http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.com en-us Sun, 01 Feb 2015 14:45:28 -0800 Sun, 01 Feb 2015 14:45:28 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Man Clogs Toilet With Potatoes]]> Sun, 01 Feb 2015 10:49:25 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Potatoes.jpg
Looking to unclog his potato-stuffed toilet, a Delaware County, Pennsylvania man decided to try and get help by pulling his apartment building's fire alarm. It was a poor decision.

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<![CDATA[Hot Air Ballon Lands in the Street]]> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:07:28 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Hot+air+balloon+landing+0129.jpg
A hot air balloon landed in the middle of a street in Sorrento Valley, California, on Thursday after witnesses reported seeing it flying low overhead and clipping a tree. It wasn't immediately clear what led to...]]>
<![CDATA[Pharmacy Robbed of Pills]]> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 20:43:50 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/SDPD-Generic-police-tape.jpg
A Southern California pharmacy was robbed Thursday when a thief hopped the counter and stole prescription drugs, San Diego Police confirm. Officers responded to the CVS on Westview Parkway in Mira Mesa...

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<![CDATA[Dismembered Body Parts Found in Suitcase: SFPD]]> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:58:34 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/police-stock-breaking-119818994.jpg
San Francisco police say a suitcase found in the South of Market area Wednesday afternoon contained dismembered body parts.]]>
<![CDATA[Pizza Order Leads to Standoff]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:21:02 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/pizza-assault-arrest-gurney.jpg
Police in Irving, Texas, said a man ordered a second pizza during a four-hour standoff that resulted from his first attempt to order a pizza. Daniel Gurney called a nearby pizzeria Tuesday night.

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<![CDATA[White Dolphin Spotted in Monterey Bay]]> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:17:16 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/236*120/012815-albino-dolphin.jpg
Whale watchers on the Monterey Bay got a rare treat on Sunday.

Photo Credit: Melissa Galieti/Monterey Bay Whale Watch
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<![CDATA[Beauty Trend: Snail Facial]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:37:55 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/THAI-SNAIL-FACIAL-20150128.jpg
The latest beauty trend in Thailand has therapists using snails to munch on clients faces, leaving a healthy glow in its path.]]>
<![CDATA[Mr. Incredible Guilty of Assault]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 07:47:53 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/10-23-14_hollywood+blvd+costume+superhero+fight.jpg
A man who dressed as Mr. Incredible, the superhero dad from the hit animated movie, was convicted of battery for beating a woman dressed as Batgirl on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Los Angeles City Attorney...

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<![CDATA[Dogs, Residents Break World Record with Doggie Yoga Class]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 12:04:00 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DoggieYogaWEBIMG_2-PIC_0.jpg
On Sunday, people and pups from around the community came together at the Carmel Valley Recreation Center to set the record.

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<![CDATA[Coyote Roams NYC Housing Complex]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 07:40:41 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/11115coyote.jpg
Police captured a female coyote Sunday that was spotted roaming a Manhattan housing complex, authorities said. The coyote was sedated and captured in the sprawling Stuyvesant Town complex and delivered to...]]>
<![CDATA[Sea Lion Invasion]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:32:57 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/NC_sealions0123001_1500x845.jpg
Hundreds of sea lions have taken over an Oregon dock, leaving boaters in a lurch.]]>
<![CDATA[Michigan Man Tattoos Taco Truck Logo, Gets Free Food]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:34:49 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/taco-stand.jpg
A Michigan man is now entitled to a lifetime of free tacos after he got a tattoo of a taco featuring the logo for Flint's new food truck, Vehicle City Tacos.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Sells "World's Largest BBQ Pit" on eBay]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:14:41 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/smoker2.jpg
A Brenham man is selling the proclaimed "world's largest barbecue pit" on eBay for $350,000.

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<![CDATA[Barbie-Costumed Attacker Was High]]> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 22:52:51 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tutu-trial-clip%281%29_1-PIC_0.jpg
The trial for the man accused of a brazen sexual assault in a Big Lots bathroom closed Wednesday as the defendant argued he had no recollection of the alleged attack. Gregory Phillip Schwartz, 41, said he...]]>
<![CDATA[Man Holds Child During Theft: Cops]]> Sun, 18 Jan 2015 21:10:03 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Surveillance-Photos-of-the-.jpg
Police are searching for two theft suspects, including one man who was allegedly caught on camera snatching a wallet while holding a child.

Photo Credit: Delaware State Police]]>
<![CDATA[Accused Robbers Posed as Cops]]> Wed, 14 Jan 2015 06:14:10 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/150113-women-police-impersonators.jpg
Two Los Angeles County women who committed robberies posing as police officers in Rancho Dominguez last week have been arrested, sheriff’s officials said Tuesday. Deputies serving a search warrant at the women’s...

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<![CDATA[Florida Man Arrested After Dropping Pants, Dancing in Intersection: Deputy]]> Tue, 13 Jan 2015 08:16:57 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/claytoncornelisonmugshot.jpg
Deputies often see it all in their line of work, but one Florida law enforcement official saw quite a bit more than she expected while at a major intersection in North Fort Myers. The Florida deputy said...

Photo Credit: NBC 2/Lee County Sheriff]]>
<![CDATA[Drugged Bread Causes Hallucinations]]> Mon, 12 Jan 2015 08:55:32 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/199*120/1-8-2015-3KingsBread.JPG
At least 40 people in Southern California suffered symptoms ranging from nausea to hallucinations after eating drug-laced Three Kings cake, prompting a criminal investigation of the bakery that made it,...]]>
<![CDATA[Man Comes Forward to Claim Boa Constrictor Found in San Diego Toilet ]]> Fri, 09 Jan 2015 11:31:35 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/6PW_PKG_SNAKE_IN_A_TOIL_KNSD5KKU_1200x675_381371459843.jpg
The great mystery of the 5-foot boa constrictor that slithered from a toilet at a downtown San Diego PR firm is solved. The snake belongs to a tenant who lives on the fourth floor, the property manager told NBC...]]>
<![CDATA[Big-Rig Carrying Coors Light Tips on Highway]]> Thu, 08 Jan 2015 12:26:33 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/beer38.jpg
A big rig carrying beer - cases of Coors Light to be exact, tipped over on its side early Thursday morning, injuring the driver and tying up traffic in Dublin for the morning commute.

Photo Credit: Alan Waples
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<![CDATA[Unbelievable Animals: Zombie Cat]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:30:49 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/miracle-cat-2.jpg
Check out some of the craziest animals and the stories behind them.]]>
<![CDATA[Florida Man in "I Have Drugs" Shirt Arrested for Drugs: Cops ]]> Wed, 07 Jan 2015 08:30:05 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/010715+john+balmer.jpg
A Florida man who was wearing a T-shirt that said "I have drugs" was arrested for drug possession, authorities said. John Balmer, 50, was arrested Monday for possession of methamphetamine and possession...

Photo Credit: Pasco County Sheriff's Office]]>
<![CDATA[Person Stuck in Chimney Saved]]> Sat, 03 Jan 2015 18:01:11 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/216*120/Woodcrest-Chimney-stuck.jpg
A person stuck and injured in a Southern California chimney had to be rescued Saturday morning, fire officials said. The Woodcrest rescue took about two hours, a Riverside County Fire Department news release...

Photo Credit: Engineer Jared Hazelaar/CAL FIRE Riverside]]>
<![CDATA[WATCH: Scratch-Off Thief Stops to Chat on Phone]]> Fri, 02 Jan 2015 03:34:52 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/scratch+off+thief.jpg
Police are looking for a man who was caught on video stealing scratch-off tickets from a Bronx restaurant, and stopping to answer his phone twice in the process.]]>
<![CDATA[Gawkers Gridlock Snowy SoCal Town]]> Fri, 02 Jan 2015 08:39:15 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Julian+traffic.jpg
A New Year's Day venture for thousands into Julian to see its snow has turned the quaint town into a traffic nightmare, as every roadway into the town is backed up and the town is out of lodging for several...]]>
<![CDATA["Only the Bold Swim in the Cold": Alcatraz Swim]]> Thu, 01 Jan 2015 08:31:00 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/alcatraz42.jpg
Men and women of all shapes and sizes participated in an annual, if not zany, New Year's tradition in San Francisco, swimming in the chilly, choppy bay, as part of the New Year's Alcatraz Swim.

Photo Credit: Kimberly Howard Peinado
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<![CDATA[Hasbro to Replace Phallic Play-Doh Toy]]> Wed, 31 Dec 2014 11:47:05 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/play-doh-dennis.jpg
Hasbro Inc. says it will replace a Play-Doh toy that looks similar to a penis.

Photo Credit: Flickr/Dennis Brekke]]>
<![CDATA[Eggnog-Chugging Lands Man in Utah Hospital]]> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 14:10:18 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/eggnog-th.jpg
A Utah man says he's fully recovered after he was hospitalized for chugging a quart of eggnog so quickly that he inhaled some of creamy holiday beverage into his lungs.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Calls 911 on "Babbling" Wife]]> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 08:24:44 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/middletown+police+department.JPG
All he wanted was a good night's sleep. Instead, a Middletown, Connecticut, man found himself in trouble with the law. Peter Recchia, 54, told EMTs and firefighters that he called because his wife "babbles"...

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<![CDATA[70% of Kids Want Electronics for Christmas: Santa]]> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 07:14:26 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/santa112.jpg
This year, Santa Claus was feeling a bit nostalgic, wishing back to a time when children wanted hands-on toys, like Legos and Lincoln Logs.

Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area]]>
<![CDATA[Mountain Lion Spotted in Backyard]]> Sat, 20 Dec 2014 06:25:25 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/202*120/12-19-14-mountain+lion+sherry+kempster+newbury+park.JPG
A mountain lion creeping alongside a woman's backyard wall in Southern California forced road closures as wildlife officials tried to capture it.

Photo Credit: Sherry Kempster]]>
<![CDATA[Woman's Luggage Found 20 Years Later]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:54:00 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/NC_longlostluggage1218_700x394.jpg
Many travelers fear having their luggage lost at the airport. One Arizona woman had the fear become a reality, though her story has a happy ending — two decades later.]]>
<![CDATA[New Science Paints Picture of Salmon Shark Diet]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:32:36 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/shark+still.jpg
Stanford’s Hopkins Marine Laboratory in Monterey scientists are studying salmon shark isotopes to see what they ate, and where they ate it.

Photo Credit: Joe Rosato Jr.
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<![CDATA[Card Game Sells 30K Boxes of Poop]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:29:59 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/51RD-Lha01L._SL1023_.jpg
The creators of the popular game Cards Against Humanity, protested Black Friday by removing their products from their website and instead only offering one item—a box of “Bulls*@t” for $6. The box, which quickly
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<![CDATA[SF's Ganja Yoga Relies on Marijuana]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:13:16 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/T6A-YOGA-CARDIOVASCULAR-DISEASE-VO---00003209.jpg
New yoga studio in South of Market allows its students to smoke marijuana while practicing the art. In fact, it's encouraged.

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